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Thursday, May 23, 2013
2010 FIFA World Cup
New-look France need old-style harmony: Diarra
France need to get back to playing fan-pleasing soccer to make a quick recovery from their dismal Wo...
England deserve to be jeered by fans, says Gerrard
Captain Steven Gerrard said England deserve to be jeered by their own fans following their dismal Wo...
Fabio Capello faces hard task to rebuild players’ confidence
England manager Fabio Capello admitted Monday that he was struggling to find a way of rebuilding his...
Evra keen to play for France again despite sanctions
French defender Patrice Evra, facing sanctions for leading a player revolt at the World Cup, does no...
Exhausted England’s World Cup hopes were doomed: Capello
England manager Fabio Capello knew this year’s World Cup campaign would fail before it had begun bec...
FA would have been right to sack me, admits Capello
Fabio Capello has given an honest assessment of England’s dismal performance at the World Cup and ad...
Doctor says Kaka put career at risk at World Cup
The doctor who performed surgery on Kaka’s knee says the Real Madrid forward put his career at risk...
France World Cup five called on to explain strike
Nicolas Anelka was among five France internationals ordered to appear before the disciplinary commis...
Paul now an honorary Spanish citizen
The ‘Oracle’ Paul was awarded an honorary citizenship by the Spanish town of Carballino on Thursday.
Kazakh bookmakers furious with Octopus Paul for their low profits
Bookmakers in Kazakhstan are furious with Paul the Octopus, who may have achieved a legendary status...
South Africa ready to celebrate World Cup’s climax
South Africa basked Saturday in the success of its trouble-free World Cup, as finishing touches were...
Uruguay’s underdogs target third place
Germany and Uruguay each came up one goal short in the World Cup semifinals, ending both nations’ dr...
Rooney warned to control temper in World Cup
Wayne Rooney has been warned he must keep the lid on his emotions or risk a re-run of the red card m...
South Africa deports 10 Argentine hooligans
South African police deported 10 Argentine soccer hooligans on Monday after detaining them at Johann...
Frank Lampard warns discipline is key for success
England midfielder Frank Lampard has warned his team-mates that discipline on the field will be a ke...
Image of a continent hangs on World Cup
The World Cup will have the globe’s largest audience glued to their TV screens for a month from Frid...
Soccer fans in a frenzy in Malabar
Football-crazy fans in north Malabar are in tune with the FIFA World Cup beginning on June 11, holdi...
Sponsors score as soccer fever hots up ahead of World Cup
Less than a week to go for the kick-off of the football World Cup in South Africa, main sponsors of ...
10 hurt in stampede at SAfrica pre-World Cup friendly
Ten people including a police officer were hurt in a stampede outside a Nigerian and North Korean fo...
Eto’o ponders not going, Maradona sets out
Cameroon captain Samuel Eto’o threatened to stay away from the World Cup, while Diego Maradona got a...
Khedira sparkles as Germany crush Hungary
Germany midfielder Sami Khedira stepped into injured captain Michael Ballack’s boots with an impress...
Gekas looks to World Cup for recognition
Greece striker Fanis Gekas must have imagined his World Cup year quite differently.
Coach Huh proves the critics wrong
After two World Cups under the guidance of Dutch coaches, South Korea go to South Africa under the l...
South Africa aim to avoid falling at first hurdle
South Africa will consider progress past the first round of the finals of World Cup.
Valbuena, Planus remain in trimmed France squad
The uncapped pair of Mathieu Valbuena and Marc Planus were retained by France coach Raymond Domenech...
Ballack out of the World Cup with ankle injury
Germany’s World Cup hopes suffered a blow when Michael Ballack was ruled out with an ankle injury.
40,000 prostitutes to flock 2010 FIFA World Cup
As soccer fans gear up for the biggest football extravaganza of the year, prostitutes too are flocki...
Torres and Fabregas named in Spain’s preliminary squad
Fernando Torres and Cesc Fabregas are recovering well from injury and have been included in Spain’s ...
Portugal include Pepe in preliminary World Cup squad
Real Madrid defender Pepe was included in Portugal’s preliminary 24-man squad for the World Cup on M...
Top Spanish clubs poised to create own division
A battle between Spanish clubs over revenue from TV deals escalated on Monday when some of the riche...
Nigeria name Mikel in World Cup squad
Injured Chelsea midfielder John Obi Mikel was named on Monday in Nigeria’s preliminary 30-man squad ...
Suspended Gonzalez left out of Uruguay squad
Porto midfielder Cristian Gonzalez was left out of a provisional 26-man Uruguay World Cup squad anno...
Honduras lack full arsenal for World Cup says coach
Honduras would enter the Worlds Cup finals in South Africa down on firepower after a costly injury a...
No free World Cup TV for North Korea from South: Report
North Korea will not get free television coverage of the World Cup soccer finals in June from South ...
Verbeek tells Oar to have a dip for World Cup selection
Australia coach Pim Verbeek has given promising young talent Tommy Oar a place in an expanded squad ...
Carragher set to answer England World Cup call
Liverpool defender Jamie Carragher is set to end his self-imposed international exile by being inclu...
Ex-players back Argentina to win World Cup
Former football internationals S S Narayan, Fortunato Franco and Brahmanand Shankawalkar on Saturday...
World Cup trophy starts final leg of global tour
Thousands of excited township dwellers gathered in Cape Town’s sprawling Khayelitsha on Friday to ca...
FIFA gives S Africa’s World Cup workers free tickets
Construction workers who built South Africa’s stadiums for the 2010 FIFA World Cup were on Monday gi...
FIFA officials ignore crime, piles of junk, filth in Jo’burg
South Africa maybe preparing for the FIFA World Cup, but the officials appear to have turned a blind...
World Cup ticket sales continue to climb
South African soccer fans continued to snap up World Cup tickets on Saturday in the final phase of s...
I have learnt a lot from Tevez: Messi
Barcelona striker Lionel Messi, who has been voted the European and World Player of the Year, has sa...
Bielsa revolutionised Chile, says Isla
Chile midfielder Mauricio Isla credits coach Marcelo Bielsa with revolutionising the national side a...
Scuffles as South Africans in World Cup ticket rush
South African police used pepper spray to stop scuffles on Thursday and a pensioner died in a queue ...
South African police pelted with missiles in World Cup drill
A screaming crowd pelted South African police with bottles and cans and threw petrol bombs on Thursd...
Australia to play Denmark in World Cup warm-up
Australia will play Denmark in a warm-up match just prior to the World Cup in South Africa, Football...
Blanc says he has not made decision on France job
Laurent Blanc, the favourite to succeed Raymond Domenech as France coach, denied on Thursday that he...
Hospitals not ready for World Cup disaster: Doctor
South Africa’s public hospitals are completely unprepared for a disaster like a crowd stampede at th...
Ferdinand’s focus on Man U’s fourth Premier League, not England
Rio Ferdinand said his focus remains on Manchester United’s pursuit of a record fourth Premier Leagu...
World Cup organisers launch final ticket drive
World Cup organisers launched a drive on Friday to persuade South Africans to buy up 500,000 unsold ...
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